It is with immense sorrow that we share the news that on Saturday 11 July Alison Lane passed away. Alison was General Director of Juconi, Mexico and a Board member of Family for Every Child.

Alison was a passionate advocate for children and families, her tireless commitment to working with the most troubled children and families and ensuring the highest quality of support for them was an inspiration to people throughout the world. She developed and promoted a holistic therapeutic approach which was ground breaking. Her dedication to ensuring that the work of Juconi was always based on a deep understanding of how positive change could be achieved with compassion combined with solid academic research ensured that many children have had the opportunity to be brought up in a caring family.

With colleagues and her peers in the sector, Alison always demonstrated immense respect for their ideas and experience and created an environment which valued listening and reflection. She showed immense humility about her own part in the changes achieved in Mexico and more widely through the work of Juconi and yet it was her unique strengths that made these possible.

Alison was a warm and caring person who touched us with her kindness and generosity, lightened our day with her great sense of humour and enriched our lives with her wisdom.

She will be greatly missed.